I am a 40 year old 17-year technician but not a gamer. I have dabbled in the past with gaming with consoles I don't even remember the list of one..wait one just came to mind...Sega Saturn. Yeah that was what it was called. My latest console is the original Wii which is about 5 years old give or take and as much as I love the Mario games I miss good driving games.
Here's the the thing. I have played online gaming before, the only time I could hold my own is on Microsoft Motorcross Madness II because I was god enough to play against gamers. I tried Unreal Tournament and I had my buttox handed to me. So it's safe to say unless I am planning to play endless hours to get good enough to play kids and some adults that are masters of the games, I rather just play the game itself and not online.
Now you know about me.
My thought process is between Sony or Microsoft. I am leaning towards Sony because of the following thoughts.
If you plan to play online Microsoft is a slightly better choice, but if you are planning to mostly play on console Sony is the better way to go.
Note I have no interest in playing online but that isn't to say I might not down the road.
Any input would be appreciated for I don't want to spend hours researching and deciding on this.